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520 West Chelsea - New York - Exterior photo of building front - Selldorf Architects

520 West Chelsea

New York, NY

Selldorf Architects designed both interiors and exteriors of this 11-story, 75,000 sf condominium building in Chelsea. With commercial space on the ground floor, the building has 26 residential units, including two penthouses.

The street-level façade is made of dark blue curved terra-cotta blocks; the same material appears throughout the façade, alternating with bands of floor-to-ceiling glass. The presence of terracotta suggests old-world craftsmanship and solidity.

A typical floor contains three large apartments, carefully laid out to incorporate elements—such as generous vestibules, bedroom, bath and dressing suites—yet maintain open plans in the public areas. SLCE worked with Selldorf, serving as the project’s Executive Architect.

(Photography credits: Hypertecture, Nikolas Koenig)